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Endoscopy Inflammatory bowel

Yaron Niv, Eyal Gal, Violeta Gabovitz, Marcela Hershkovitz, Lev Lichtenstein, Irit Avni
BACKGROUND AND THE STUDY AIM: Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder defined as a transmural inflammation of the bowel wall, affecting the small and large intestine. The Capsule Endoscopy Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CECDAI or Niv score) was devised to measure mucosal disease activity. We extended the Niv score to the colon and have a comprehensive view of the whole intestine. METHODS: We evaluated 3 parameters of intestinal pathology: A, Inflammation; B, Extent of disease; C, Presence of strictures...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Julian Panes, Vipul Jairath, Barrett G Levesque
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are heterogeneous inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and therapeutic requirements vary among patients. We have a limited capacity to predict disease progression for individual patients, so it is important that they are evaluated for presence of active disease when symptoms are mild or even absent, when patients are more likely to respond to new treatment interventions. It is then important to monitor responses to treatment, to quickly identify those therapies that are ineffective, modify or change therapy, and avoid disease complications...
October 14, 2016: Gastroenterology
Ichiro Otani, Shiro Oka, Shinji Tanaka
A 72-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis was referred to our hospital because of refractory diarrhea. Although she had been treated with prednisolone 12.5 mg/day and mesalazine suppositories 1 g/day, her watery diarrhea persisted. Colonoscopy was undergone 30 days after she started administration of mesalazine suppositories, and showed granularity of the mucosa with little erythematous appearance in the entire colon with endoscopic Mayo score 1. Double-contrast small-bowel radiography showed a rough mucosal surface in the terminal ileum...
October 15, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Robert N Lopez, Steven T Leach, Daniel A Lemberg, Gilles Duvoisin, Richard B Gearry, Andrew S Day
Over the last two decades knowledge on faecal biomarkers has substantially increased. Nowadays these non-invasive markers of inflammation have significant clinical utility in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Their use informs the decision to perform endoscopy before diagnosis is made right through to influencing therapeutic choices and the need for interval endoscopic assessment. In this review, the roles of two S100 proteins, calprotectin and S100A12 are described along with that of lactoferrin, in the context of IBD...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Marianthi Chatzikonstantinou, Panagiotis Konstantopoulos, Spyros Stergiopoulos, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Christos Verikokos, Despina Perrea, Dimitris Dimitroulis
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic intestinal disorders caused by a number of factors, including external influences, intestinal microbiota and genetics. The two major clinically defined types of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, each of which is characterized by relapses in the clinical course, thus patients must be under constant observation via regular endoscopies. As endoscopy, which has been used for direct evaluation and diagnosis of IBD, requires uncomfortable and expensive bowel preparation, a non-invasive test was required to reduce the number of patients undergoing unnecessary endoscopy...
October 2016: Biomedical Reports
Gautam Ray
There is rising incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in India topping the Southeast Asian (SEA) countries. The common genes implicated in disease pathogenesis in the West are not causal in Indian patients and the role of "hygiene hypothesis" is unclear. There appears to be a North-South divide with more ulcerative colitis (UC) in north and Crohn's disease (CD) in south India. IBD in second generation Indian migrants to the West takes the early onset and more severe form of the West whereas it retains the nature of its country of origin in migrants to SEA countries...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Alexandre Nuzzo, Magaly Zappa, Dominique Cazals-Hatem, Yoram Bouhnik
BACKGROUND: Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is mostly an associated sign of an intra-abdominal or systemic inflammatory primary disease. Nevertheless, etiological and differential diagnosis of idiopathic MP can be challenging when an associate primary cause is not in the foreground. METHODS: We report here the case of an isolated small bowel Crohn's disease, long time considered as idiopathic MP. RESULTS: This patient presented to our department with a 10-year history of acute abdominal symptoms evolving with flare-up and remission...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Keisuke Hata, Soichiro Ishihara, Hiroaki Nozawa, Kazushige Kawai, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Toshiaki Tanaka, Junko Kishikawa, Hiroyuki Anzai, Toshiaki Watanabe
Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis has been the surgical treatment of choice for patients with ulcerative colitis who require surgery. The quality of life after this procedure is satisfactory in most cases; however, pouchitis is a troublesome condition involving inflammation of the ileal pouch. When a patient presents with symptoms of pouchitis, such as increased bowel movements, mucous and/or bloody exudates, abdominal cramps, and fever, endoscopy is essential for a precise diagnosis...
September 28, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
R L Prosst, A K Joos
BACKGROUND: One hundred consecutive applications of a new clipping device, the OTSC(®) Proctology (Ovesco Endoscopy AG), were analyzed to assess its efficacy for the treatment of complex anorectal fistulas. METHODS: In patients with anorectal fistulas, minimally invasive surgery with the OTSC(®) Proctology system was performed according to a standardized technique: the fistula tract was debrided using a special fistula brush, and the clip was applied on the internal fistula opening...
September 26, 2016: Techniques in Coloproctology
Dan Carter, Rami Eliakim
Diseases affecting the colon are common worldwide and can cause a major health problem. Colorectal cancer (CRC) as well as Inflammatory bowel diseases represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality in western countries. PillCam colon capsule endoscopy (PCCE) is a novel and promising technology that can be useful for the screening and monitoring of colonic diseases. In the recent years many articles examined the use of various versions of PCCE-the 1st and 2nd generation versus various other endoscopic or radiologic modalities both for detection of colonic polyps or cancer and in both ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease...
August 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Sjoerd G Elias, Liselotte Kok, Niek J de Wit, Ben J M Witteman, Jelle G Goedhard, Mariëlle J L Romberg-Camps, Jean W M Muris, Karel G M Moons
BACKGROUND: The majority of primary care patients referred for bowel endoscopy do not have significant colorectal disease (SCD), and are - in hindsight - unnecessarily exposed to a small but realistic risk of severe endoscopy-associated complications. We developed a diagnostic strategy to better exclude SCD in these patients and evaluated the value of adding a faecal calprotectin point-of-care (POC) and/or a POC faecal immunochemical test for haemoglobin (FIT) to routine clinical information...
September 26, 2016: BMC Medicine
Emil Babić, Milenko Bevanda, Mladen Mimica, Maja Karin, Mile Volarić, Ante Bogut, Tatjana Barišić, Danijel Pravdić, Nikica Šutalo
AIM: To explore the prevalence of amebiasis in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, in patients in Clinical hospital Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina, region of Herzegovina). METHODS: In this study, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar prevalence was investigated in fresh faeces by native microscopy and immunochromatographic rapid assay "RIDA(®)QUICK Entamoeba test", in 119 cases of new found IBD patients, 84 of ulcerative colitis and 35 of Crohn's disease and in control group who had also 119 patients who didn't have any gastrointestinal complaints...
2016: SpringerPlus
Vincenzo Villanacci, Filip Baert, Freddy Cornillie, Gert De Hertogh, Julián Panés
In patients with inflammatory bowel disease, a dissociation can occur between symptoms and presence of inflammatory lesions. This dissociation has led to the recognition that objective measures of disease activity together with clinical assessment should be co-primary endpoints in clinical trials. Objective assessment of inflammatory lesions has classically relied on ileocolonoscopy. However, examination with endoscopy cannot always be complete and does not evaluate transmural changes. Furthermore, histological alterations may persist in the presence of mild or even absent endoscopy lesions...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Manuel Barreiro-de Acosta, Federico Argüelles-Arias, Joaquín Hinojosa, Francisco Javier Júdez Gutiérrez, Jose Maria Tenías Burillo
INTRODUCTION: Not all national health centers include specialized units or clinicians devoted to inflammatory bowel disease. The goal of the survey was to gain an insight into the management of this disease within Spanish gastroenterology departments via a survey among their members. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An online survey was conducted in February and March 2015, among SEPD members (2017 clinician members), who were split into three categories: heads of department, general gastroenterologists, and experts in this disease...
October 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
M L Hahnemann, A Dechene, S Kathemann, S Sirin, G Gerken, T C Lauenstein, S Kinner
AIM: To evaluate diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) compared to standard magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI) in the assessment of inflammatory lesions of the small bowel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two readers retrospectively analysed MRI images of the small bowel including DWI followed by capsule endoscopy (CE) and ileocolonoscopy (ICS) in 30 consecutive patients with a suspected or established diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. Small bowel CE and the combination of CE + ICS were used as the standards of reference...
September 16, 2016: Clinical Radiology
Vanessa Popp, Katharina Gerlach, Stefanie Mott, Agnieszka Turowska, Holger Garn, Raja Atreya, Hans-Anton Lehr, I-Cheng Ho, Harald Renz, Benno Weigmann, Markus F Neurath
BACKGROUND & AIMS: GATA3 is a transcription factor that regulates T-cell production of cytokines. We investigated the role of GATA3 in development of colitis in mice. METHODS: We performed quantitative PCR and immunofluorescence analyses of colon tissues from patients with Crohn's disease (n= 61) or ulcerative colitis (UC, n= 74), or patients without inflammatory bowel diseases (n= 22), to measure levels of GATA3. Colitis was induced by administration of oxazolone or 2,4,6-Trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) to control mice, mice with T-cell specific deletion of GATA3, and mice with deletion of tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 (TNFR1) and TNFR2 (TNFR double knockouts); some mice were given a GATA3-specific DNAzyme (hgd40) or a control DNAzyme via intrarectal administration, or systemic injections of an antibody to TNF prior or during sensitization and challenge phase of colitis induction...
September 14, 2016: Gastroenterology
Maria T Abreu
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October 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Charles J Lightdale
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October 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Anna M Buchner, Michael B Wallace
Endoscopy is an essential tool for effective care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis. The newest endoscopic small-field imaging technologies with confocal endomicroscopy have allowed real-time imaging of gastrointestinal mucosal during ongoing endoscopic evaluation and in vivo histology. Thus, endomicroscopy has a potential to further enhance the endoscopic evaluation of IBD. Advances in molecular in vivo imaging in IBD may be used not only to better understand the pathophysiology of IBD but also to guide optimized therapy and thus to allow a personalized, new approach to the IBD management...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Marisa Iborra, Belén Beltrán, Pilar Nos
Biomarkers have gained increasing attention for the diagnosis and follow-up of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Endoscopy remains the gold standard for assessing disease activity. Biomarkers are rapid, inexpensive, and noninvasive, and can be used in different stages of the disease with high sensitivity and specificity. Calprotectin and tests for C-reactive protein are used to assess the disease activity, predict relapse, and monitor treatment response. New noninvasive tests are being studied. This review discusses current evidence for these surrogate markers, their potential clinical applications, and limitations in disease management...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
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